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Foxcombe Lane, Horsington, Templecombe, BA8

Guide price £780,000

4 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SHE180014

A SUBSTANTIAL DETATCHED HOUSE IN AN EXCELLENT POSITION ON A HIGHLY REGARDED PRIVATE ROAD WITH LIGHT, WELL BALANCED ACCOMODATION SURROUNDED BY A CHARMING GARDEN.

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • One of just a few high quality properties on this quiet and exclusive, low density development.
  • Excellent access to both beautiful country walks and the amenities of Sherborne.
  • Double garage with versatile loft space
  • Excellent family house with numerous receptions, ideal for entertaining.

THE PROPERTY

Constructed in 2004 as one of just fifteen exceptional properties on this exclusive private, tree lined road, this is a thoughtfully considered four-bedroom house set over two floors. Benefiting from relatively modern construction methods, it has been put together to a high standard with a close eye on efficiency, apparent by the inclusion of double glazing throughout and 3.8kw photovoltaic panels which generates in the region of £2,100 per annum. The ground floor offers some excellent living accommodation, with a noticeably bright family room with triple aspect, along with a study and cloakroom that all lead off the central Entrance Hall. However, it is the sitting room, with its large bay window to the front and welcoming stone fireplace and hearth, surrounding a comforting wood burning stove, that steals the show. Decorated in neutral, contemporary colours this is another bright room, which is further enhanced by the fact that double doors seamlessly lead through to a lovely garden room with stone flooring and French doors directly out to the rear. Equally as impressive is the large Kitchen / Dining Room with its ceramic tiled flooring, extensive wall and base units under a polished granite worktop and fabulous island with good sized breakfast bar for those more informal meals. There is also plenty of space for a dining table here, making it the perfect room for entertaining. This is a functional space, with high quality integrated appliances such as the Neff fridge freezer and dishwasher and built in Miele microwave. Serious culinary delights can be cooked up on the excellent Rangemaster electric range and if desired taken out through further French doors and enjoyed al fresco on the terrace. A useful utility is also provided with more wall and base units, double sink and space and connection for a washing machine and tumble drier. The boiler and ceiling mounted clothes airer are also to be found here. Stairs sweep up from the ground floor to a wide landing where there is a hatch to the roof void along with a separate airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Leading off this landing is the Principal Bedroom with a double aspect, two sets of fitted wardrobes and a very well appointed ensuite bathroom with separate shower cubicle. A second double bedroom with a rear aspect also benefits from fitted wardrobes and a convenient ensuite shower room. The layout of the house is such that all rooms are filled with light and the remaining two bedrooms are no exception. They share the modern styled bathroom that completes the picture on this floor. Outside The house, which sits in a prominent position with views out across the central parkland area, is surrounded by its own garden. There is plenty of secure, gated parking to be found on the gravelled driveway. In addition, a large double garage, with power and light, provides additional storage space. A staircase to the side of the garage ascends to additional versatile space, again with power and light, ideal as a home office or perhaps teenage hangout. A further timber shed provides yet more storage solutions. The garden is a delight and fully enclosed, bordered by Beech and Hawthorn hedging and with a timber gate to the road. Paved terraces, pathways and lawned areas are further complemented by well stocked flower beds along with mature specimen trees such as Acers, Silver Birch, Japanese Spindles and numerous, varied fruit trees. Rich in its variety, this is a garden big enough to satisfy the green fingered yet small enough to be enjoyed. The rear garden is South facing, providing the perfect, private and sheltered spot from which to admire it and perhaps enjoy a cool drink on a hot summer's day. LOCATION Foxcombe Lane is an exclusive development of just 15 houses on an 18 acre site that is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is situated between the villages of Horsington, which has a public house, church and primary school and the smaller village of Stowell. The surrounding countryside is stunning and a network of excellent footpaths are to be found in the area from which to enjoy it. Communication links are superb with the Wincanton junction of the A303 (predominately dual carriage way all the way to the M3 and London and leads to Exeter in the West) only five miles away and Templecombe station with its Waterloo connection only two miles away. Castle Cary has a connection to London Paddington taking only 95 minutes. The major towns in the area are all within easy reach such as Wincanton, with its large supermarkets and a number of smaller shops and the market town of Sherborne, renowned for its two castles and spectacular Abbey. The nearest shops are Wincanton or alternatively Sherborne which has a Waitrose. Sporting and Recreation: There are numerous golf courses within easy motoring distance including Sherborne and Yeovil. Racing at Wincanton, Salisbury, Bath and Exeter. Water sports on the Dorset coast (about 30 miles) or on Sutton Bingham Reservoir near Yeovil. Riding and walking on an extensive network of bridleways and footpaths. Theatres at Bath, Taunton, Salisbury and Bournemouth. Hauser & Wirth for Art at Bruton and the gardens, restaurants and spa at The Newt are also close by. Education: The area is particularly noted for the high quality of its schools including Independent schools such as Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne Preparatory School, Hazelgrove, Port Regis, Leweston and Bruton Schools along with highly regarded state schools at Sherborne and Gillingham. Horsington Church School is also a very well-regarded Primary.